Category Archives: Action

Sicario (2015) – Review

Kate Macer (Emily Blunt), a young and somewhat inexperienced FBI Agent is recruited onto a covert government task force, which has been formed to assist in the escalating war against drugs on the border between the United States and Mexico. Given very little information about the methods and eventual targets of the task force, she soon comes to the realisation that their means of doing things are extremely unorthodox. A widely favoured film that was originally released in 2015 and landed a sequel not long after that.

Rating: 5 out of 5.
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Apocalypto (2006) – Review

Set around the time of Mayan civilisation, a young man’s journey is followed after his peaceful tribe is forcefully attacked by strangers, who were seeking slaves and a large amount of people for human sacrifice. Jaguar Paw (Rudy Youngblood) hides his wife and young son in a deep cave nearby, before being captured himself. He must then fight to survive and return to save his family. A massively successful Mel Gibson picture that centers around a subject that many filmmakers would try to avoid.

Rating: 4 out of 5.
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Tenet (2020) – Review

John David Washington stars as a secret agent recruited by a mysterious organisation called Tenet, weaving his way through a twilight world of international crime on a mission to prevent Andrei Sator (Kenneth Branagh) starting World War 3, thus changing the course of humanity. An unbelievably hyped movie that has finally hit the big screens over the past week or two, but a complex one that definitely requires a second viewing to be fully appreciated.

Rating: 3.5 out of 5.
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Project Power (2020) – Review

On the streets of New Orleans, Louisiana, a pill that gives its taker unpredictable superpowers for five minutes begins circulating. Upon this happening, a local cop must team up with a teenage dealer and former soldier, fuelled with a personal vendetta to take down the group responsible for its creation and circulation. Another pretty impressive Netflix production that’s easy on the eye and spectacular to watch in patches, but perhaps lacks any real substance to warrant a second viewing anytime soon. Project Power is now streaming on Netflix.

Rating: 3 out of 5.
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Bone Tomahawk (2015) – Review

An elderly Sheriff, along with his deputy, acquire a posse to hunt down and rescue their own town’s people after a group of cannibalistic “Troglodytes” cause chaos in Bright Hope and capture innocent citizens along the way. One of those captured was the wife of a local rancher, who consequently joins the gang on the hunt for revenge, despite a heavily injured leg. Enlisting with the trio is also an experienced, and equally as confident, gunslinger who felt partially responsible for the events that took place in the town. An at times entertaining thrill ride that takes a different approach to modern day westerns.

Rating: 3.5 out of 5.
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The Last Days of American Crime (2020) – Review

Sometime in the near future, the American government plan to send out a signal that will make it virtually impossible for any citizen to commit an unlawful crime – consequently, a small team form and plan to execute one final heist before the signal takes effect. On a whole, a movie with a pretty interesting and unique premise, but not one that materialised into anything worthy of a repeat viewing or recommendation.

Rating: 2 out of 5.
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Tomb Raider (2018) – Review

When Lord Richard Croft (Dominic West) suddenly vanishes, Lara Croft (Alicia Vikander), the daughter of the British explorer, becomes determined to unearth the truth behind the adventurer’s strange disappearance. Pushing herself beyond her limits and armed with clues, she manages to discover the island her father was last seen on and does all she can to find answers from those responsible. It’s worth noting that this review was based solely on the movie I watched at the time and not the video games or previous films that have been made.

Rating: 3.5 out of 5.
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Mile 22 (2018) – Review

In South East Asia, a man mysteriously turns up to the US Embassy offering top secret information that could benefit the United States. Consequently, a team of elite American intelligence officers headed by James Silva (Mark Wahlberg) are tasked with getting the man out of the city alive so that he can be extradited to the states. The journey may be short (22 miles) but it’s incredible dangerous as the American officers find out. A thoroughly enjoyable Hollywood blockbuster that seemingly sets itself up for a second movie sometime in the near future.

Rating: 3.5 out of 5.
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